Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 5589
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Karras , Ruth Mazo.
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  • Title: Two Models, Two Standards: Moral Teaching and Sexual Mores [The author examines lay beliefs about sexual behavior in contrast to Church teaching. As evidence Karras analyzes the devotional text, "Dives and Pauper," and ecclesiastical court records. She finds instances of a double standard with women expected to be chaste while men had sex outside of marriage with the fault frequently lodged against the women who had "tempted" the men into sin. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Bodies and Disciplines: Intersections of Literature and History in Fifteenth-Century England.  Edited by Barbara A. Hanawalt and David Wallace.  Medieval Cultures series, 9. University of Minnesota Press, 1996.  Pages 123 - 138.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adultery Canon Law Devotional Literature Dives and Pauper, Middle English Prose Work Gender Lay Piety Masculinity Sexual Double Standard Sexuality Theology
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 15
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  • Author's Affiliation: Temple University
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0816627142
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